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Colonial Latin America, Seventh Edition

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Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World and their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Now thoroughly updated in this seventh edition, Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.

Distinctive Features

* Provides a comprehensive and well-balanced account, covering all aspects of life--political, social, religious, economic, military, and cultural

* Offers an inclusive discussion of all groups and strata of society--including slaves and women--and a nuanced discussion of race, class, and gender

* Superbly written, making it readable for any audience

* Presents solid scholarship--this is the most current and authoritative book on the market

New to this Edition

* Reorganized coverage of the imperial crisis and Independence Era is spread out over three chapters and incorporates all of the major new scholarship in these areas

* New discussion of the Haitian revolution and its regional significance

* Expanded discussion of the African influence on early colonial development

Synopsis:

Now in its sixth edition, Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. The new edition of this highly acclaimed text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship, with particular emphasis on social and cultural history. It also features a new section on pre-Colonial Africa, to parallel coverage of pre-Colonial Spain and the Americas, as well as new maps and illustrations. Colonial Latin America, Sixth Edition, is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.

About the Author

Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lyman L. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. AMERICA, IBERIA, AND AFRICA BEFORE THE CONQUEST

Amerindian Civilization on the Eve of European Conquest

The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century

Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Century

First Encounters in the New World

2. THE AGE OF CONQUEST

The Conquest of Mexico

The Conquest of Peru

The Ebbtide of Conquest

Black Participation in the Age of Conquest

Conundrums and the Columbian Exchange

4. RULING NEW WORLD EMPIRES

Imperial Organization and Administration

The Colonial Church

4. POPULATION AND LABOR

Changes in the Colonial Population

Indian Labor

Slavery and the Slave Trade

5. PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE, AND DEFENSE

The Mining and Sugar Industries

International Trade and Taxation

Defense

The Colonial Economy

6. THE SOCIAL ECONOMY: SOCIETIES OF CASTE AND CLASS

Evolution of Colonial Societies

The Elites

Urban and Rural Middle Groups

The Broad Base of Colonial Society

7. THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY

Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society

Women in Colonial Societies and Economies

The Culture of Honor

8. LIVING IN AN EMPIRE

Colonial Settings

Daily Life in the Colonies

The Cultural Milieu

9. IMPERIAL EXPANSION

The Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762

Brazil in the Age of Expansion

New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III

The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America

10. CRISIS AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS

An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal

Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812

11. FROM EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE

Independence in Spanish America

Portugal and Brazil in the Age of Revolution

Cuba: "The Ever Faithful Isle"

Spain After the Loss of Mainland America

12. EPILOGUE

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195386059
Author:
Burkholder, Mark
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Johnson, Lyman L.
Author:
Burkholder, Mark A.
Author:
null, Mark A.
Author:
null, Lyman L.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Latin America History To 1830.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
History, World | Latin American
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091216
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.2 x 1 in 1.35 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now in its sixth edition, Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. The new edition of this highly acclaimed text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship, with particular emphasis on social and cultural history. It also features a new section on pre-Colonial Africa, to parallel coverage of pre-Colonial Spain and the Americas, as well as new maps and illustrations. Colonial Latin America, Sixth Edition, is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.
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